8 doctors weighed in:
Is a sciatic nerve injury ever an emergency!?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depend
If associated with sudden loss of bowel or bladder control, then it requires emergent medical care.

In brief: Depend
If associated with sudden loss of bowel or bladder control, then it requires emergent medical care.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If leg pain also involves weakness, bowel or bladder problems, groin numbness, that could be part of cauda equina syndrome.
Cauda equina syndrome is considered a surgical emergency.

In brief: Yes
If leg pain also involves weakness, bowel or bladder problems, groin numbness, that could be part of cauda equina syndrome.
Cauda equina syndrome is considered a surgical emergency.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually no
Only if you have incapacitating pain.
Otherwise you can be seen by doctors specializing in lower back pain.

In brief: Usually no
Only if you have incapacitating pain.
Otherwise you can be seen by doctors specializing in lower back pain.
Dr. Mark Sacher
Dr. Mark Sacher
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